Archive for April, 2006

Another “resentment” (more about that later) – Amazon this time.

April 18, 2006

Anyway, I made another order with Amazon and have been using the free-trial of the “Prime” service. The “free” (I love how something you pay $80 a year for is “free”) two-day shipping has worked pretty well, but is it worth the dough? Not if this is how they calculate shipping info. I got the shaft on a book I ordered for a birthday present. I placed an order on Thursday the 13th. The item said “Usually ships within 24 hours”. Cool. It’ll ship on Friday and I’ll get it Tuesday.Wrong. It did ship on Friday, but delivery is scheduled for Wednesday. One day after the date I needed it.

Here is the response I got from Padvamathy to my initial concern:

The One-Day or Two-Day delivery option you choose may not directly correspond with the carrier-branded shipping service used to deliver your package. We use your desire for a specific delivery date along with our knowledge of carrier capabilities (acquired through sending millions of shipments) to select the most appropriate and efficient shipping service available to meet the delivery estimate.

I’ve got knowledge of basic math (acquired through doing millions of calculations in the past 36 years). This is bunk.

700 Hobo Names

April 14, 2006

This made my day.Please listen.

Yours,
Tailstump Gunther “The Vestigial Man”

jot.com wiki — jotspot

April 13, 2006

I’ve been using JotSpot now for 6 or 7 months in a number of capacities. It’s a great tool for irganizing just about anything. First we set one up for a side gig and it’s been an invaluable tool for keeping the crazy ideas of a couple of guys in at least some semblance of order. The whole shebang is easily searched and attaching files and even emailing files is a snap.I’ve also set up a free version JotSpot wiki for home. This has really been a good way for us to keep our stuff in one place. We link out to our other organizational tools, but even within the JotSpot wiki there are tons of great applications to use. From the free perspective, you are rather limited — but only in number of pages. You still get access to pretty much everything.

The last one I set up was the wiki for my development team at work. We’ve been unable to really get a good system going for knowledge sharing and organization and this tool has worked miracles for us. We have a small team, so the cost was a no-brainer. It should be for you also.

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